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Classic Revisited

Since 1926, the little black dress has been a mainstay of fashion when Coco Chanel introduced the icon to the masses, signaling the end of corseted dresses and the beginning of casual and relaxed looks. Audrey Hepburn went on to steal this signature look and make it her own, a chic fashion statement in itself. This season, the staple of nighttime makes a decidedly casual walk into daytime with looks that can work during both hours.

This shift dress from Diane von Furstenberg can go it alone or work well with a layer of color underneath. A bib dress from Burberry has the right amount of trapeze in it to work during the day. And whether you wear this silk Bottega Veneta dress to work or play, you will surely be noticed with its slightly bubbled hem.

To polish the little black dress by day, consider a shift or belted dress, and pair it with shoe boots or a tailored blazer, which can disappear when you need to slip into nighttime mode.

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